With its four-year focus «Art, Science and Technology», Pro Helvetia fosters transdisciplinary exchange and collaboration between arts practitioners on the one hand and science and technology professionals on the other.
Various promotion formats (residencies, research grants, production grants, etc.) invite participants to explore the potential of mutual inspiration and open up spaces for new artistic approaches. The formats of this programme are developed in close cooperation with well-established scientific institutions and are aimed at Swiss practitioners from all arts disciplines.
- Connecting arts and culture practitioners with practitioners from the fields of science and technology.
- Active promotion of projects at the interface of art, science and technology by means of support in the planning, research and production stages
- Support in Switzerland and abroad for Swiss arts and culture practitioners working at the interface of art, science and technology
Open calls for applications
- «Synergies»: Support for research-based programmes
Application deadline: 2 October 2023, 23:59 (local time of the applicant)
- «PolARTS»: Arts meet polar science
Application deadline: 31 January 2024, 17:00 (Swiss time)
Formats for which applications can be submitted throughout the year
Please refer to the Innovation & Society guidelines to obtain an overview of the funding criteria as well as the application and selection process.
Get notified when a call from «Art, Science and Technology» (re)opens:
Information on the projects supported in the funding formats offered on an ongoing basis can be found in our electronic database from around May each year. In addition, we publish the selected projects from our calls for applications and special formats here.
Concept, Design and Frontend:
Superdot Studio – visualizing complexity
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
What organisations are active at the intersection of art, science and technology? What residency opportunities are available? What kind of festivals are there? What kind of Think Tanks? How can I find an organisation that combines music and biology?
The «Art, Science and Technology Directory» was created to help you browse through and discover more than 600 organisations in the areas of responsibility of the Pro Helvetia liaison offices as well as in Europe and in Northern and Central America, that operate across the boundaries of disciplines.
Is your organisation missing or do you know of more organisations at the intersection of art, science and technology?
You are welcome to contact us. Your submission will be reviewed by the project team and added to the directory if it meets their criteria. The directory will be updated regularly.
«Art meets …»
Episode duration: 15-20 minutes
Host: Jennifer Khakshouri
Composer and sound designer: Lukas Fretz
Pro Helvetia is launching its first podcast series as part of its «Art, Science and Technology» focus: each of the seven episodes addresses a specific theme and features an artist and a researcher who have worked together. The conversations consider the joys and challenges of transdisciplinary collaboration. Produced in English, the series has a global scope, both in terms of its speakers, who come from Pro Helvetia’s international network, and in terms of its audience.